iMac, gaming, proc.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bubble27, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. bubble27 macrumors regular

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    Hey all

    Was having an issue between getting a MBP with and external monitor or an iMac + mbp.

    Seeing they the same price.

    How does the iMac 8800 game?
    Can it play COD4 with ease?

    How about crysis??

    The processor with make much difference will it??

    Plus, when is it expected for the iMacs to come out with Quad core??
     
  2. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Search the forums please .. you will find a lot of topics regarding this matter. You will find a lot of videos answering your questions on YouTube :)
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    quad core imacs... hhhmmm depends who you ask, im thinking end of year.

    800 playing crysis/cod4??? seriously... my MBP could play it..
     
  4. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    My Radeon 2600 even plays both of those well, so you'll be able to crank them right up on the 8800.
     
  5. andychris02 macrumors member

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    My iMac (with the 8800) handles both of those games fine, CoD4 is set to pretty much high in everything while Crysis I have had to tweak the settings but it is still set pretty high across the board, only the Shadows were set down to Medium or Low, but it runs smoothly and with no problems.

    The only game that I did get noticeable slowdown with is Assassins Creed, but I have fixed that.

    I use XP, so if you're going to use Vista you may get a bit of a better result from what I understand.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    HD res im assuming on both?
     
  7. andychris02 macrumors member

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    Yep pretty much mate.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok awsome man!! those stats are pretty much what id love to run at.. but my x1600 kinda poops out on that front
     

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